Time flies when you’re having fun and we’re almost half-way through this countdown already. When the story starts, Mikko and Henrik have only met once IRL, at a yoga retreat three years ago. But after a conversation on the phone, they decide they need to see each other again.
It was raining during their first meeting, and it’s raining when Henrik travels to see Mikko. But what do you expect, it’s a rain-themed story! 😀
It rains all night, and the rain follows me the entire trip; aggressive and violent when I board the plane, but milder when I land, faithfully eating away at the snow on the ground, soaking the windshield of the rental I drive to Mikko’s little house by the coast.Quote from It Rained All Night
Today’s song is a classic, one I guarantee you’ve heard a million times before, but maybe not in this version. It’s performed by Swedish group Fläskkvartetten, and I apologize for the boring video of only the album cover, but they were a small obscure Swedish band so there’s not a lot of videos on Youtube featuring them.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can’t I?
Come back tomorrow for another snippet and an excellent, excellent song.
Can a chance meeting in the rain change someone’s life?
Meeting someone who can make him stop going is an eye-opener for Henrik. The man, Mikko, is his complete opposite, a steady rock in the wild rainstorm that is Henrik’s life, but the connection between them is both unexpected and instantaneous. Their encounter only lasts a few minutes, but before they part, they exchange phone numbers.
They live far away from each other, but soon they text and call daily, until Mikko is Henrik’s dearest friend and most trusted person. But a late-night question on the phone has Henrik re-evaluating his feelings. It’s impossible to love someone you’ve only met in person once…right?
Is the connection Henrik and Mikko forged long distance enough to sustain them when they meet again? And will their love be strong enough to give them the happily ever after they deserve?
M/M contemporary / 7673 words